A 65-year-old coronavirus patient has died in Mumbai, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 tothree in the metropolis, the city civic body said on Tuesday.
The man recently returned from the United Arab Emirates to Ahmedabad. He later complained of fever, cough and difficulty in breathing, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a statement.
He also had pre-existing ailments, including high blood pressure and severe diabetes, it said.
He was brought to the Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai on March 20 for treatment, but his health condition deteriorated further.
The man died late Monday evening, the BMC said.
The Maharashtra government has announced a curfew in the state in the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic.
On Monday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that all district borders, along with the state borders, will also be sealed to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the districts which are not affected by it
However, essential goods will remain available to the public amid such times of a health crisis.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases reported so far in the country stands at 446 while the number of people who have been cured or discharged stands at 36, according to the Ministry ofHealth and Family Welfare.